Shady Lodge Motel, Oscaloosa, Iowa

This image is an artist’s rendition of the cabins making up the Shady Lodge Motel, with the main office in the left background.

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The description states:

Shady Lodge Motel

102 So. 11th St., Highway 63

1/2 Mile South of 92

Telephone 3-7073

Oscaloosa, Iowa

Modern Cottages–Innterspring Mattresses–Steam Heated

“A Home Away From Home”–Hundreds of Shade Trees

Trailer Accommodations

Owned and Operated by Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Benke

–Such elaborate designs were still common in the early years of motel construction, particularly in remote or rural areas, but such buildings proved to be expensive to maintain and were supplanted with more standardized construction.

Google maps shows the site has been completely reconstructed for homes and small businesses. This image likely dates from the 1940s.

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